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Blog | 25 April 2016

Core Assets is a fostering and children’s services group based in Bromsgrove. As it reaches the milestone of young people in care now ‘graduating’ from the Social Impact Bond contract it delivers for Birmingham City Council, co-founder Jan Rees OBE reflects on the necessity to continually challenge the system to change vulnerable young people’s lives for the better.

Blog | 22 April 2016

When did tax get to be so interesting? I guess that’s an easy answer for us at Big Society Capital and our friends at Social Investment Scotland who this week announced seven new investments totalling £389k from their dedicated Social Investment Tax Relief Fund, Community Capital. 

Blog | 22 April 2016

The gritty reality of social investment? It's hard work, it's high pressure, and it is certainly no replacement for revenue. However, those doing the work today will reap rewards in the future.

Blog | 22 April 2016

Last week, it was great to be able to participate in a discussion on social investment with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Charities and Volunteering – the first time this topic had been discussed at length with parliamentarians interested in the voluntary sector.

Blog | 15 April 2016

In the wake of so much negative press around tax dodges, how delightful to see this week’s announcement from South Bristol Sports Centre on the launch of their £1million sports scheme, £250k of which was raised using Social Investment Tax Relief. 

Blog | 14 April 2016

For children from disadvantaged backgrounds, a good education can be the key to opening up new opportunities. Higher education, in particular, has been shown to have a significant effect on a young person's career prospects and lifetime earnings, and as a result, their social mobility. Yet it’s also widely true that students from disadvantaged backgrounds are much more likely to underperform academically versus their more affluent peers.

Events | 13 April 2016
Location: Arts at the Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ, United Kingdom
Can people-powered social investment provide something unique to charities, social enterprises and individual investors?
News | 7 April 2016

Big Society Capital has today launched an independent stakeholder survey to gather views on its progress to-date, as well as ideas for its future priorities.

Blog | 7 April 2016

As Big Society Capital launches its stakeholder survey, our new CEO shares his reflections on meeting some of the people who are using social investment to drive social change.

News | 4 April 2016

AXA IM today announces that it has been appointed to manage Big Society Capital’s treasury portfolio in line with their transformative social impact ambition.

Blog | 4 April 2016

We know that all too often there is a mismatch between the hype of social investment and the gritty reality. Part of this is a mismatch of expectations – between the social investor with the money, and the social enterprise looking to raise finance.  And in my experience, this mismatch is particularly striking around the issue of governance. 

Events | 22 March 2016
Location: Kelham Island Museum - Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY, United Kingdom
We are supporting Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber with its fifth social investment conference. 
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Blog | 22 March 2016

Today Big Society Capital publishes its first comprehensive estimate of the size and shape of social investment in the UK

Research | 22 March 2016

Big Society Capital has produced its first comprehensive estimate of the size and composition of social investment in the UK. 

Blog | 21 March 2016

If I learnt anything from my 20 plus years in retail it was that the customer really is king and we ignore them at our peril.

Blog | 10 March 2016

I can honestly say I never saw a moment in my career when I would be talking about (let alone be excited about) tax!

Events | 9 March 2016
Location: Concept Conference Centre, 58-72 John Bright Street Birmingham B1 1BN GB
Big Society Capital is hosting an event in partnership with Bita Pathways in Birmingham to increase awareness of how social investment is being used to help people with mental health needs. 
Blog | 9 March 2016

Social investment is all about people.

Events | 8 March 2016
Location: Bates Wells Braithwaite, 10 Queen Street Place, Lonndon EC4R 1BE
We are supporting E3M with a seminar focused on helping social enterprises take their business to the next level of growth. 
Events | 8 March 2016
Location: Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ
Our Interim CEO and Head of Portfolio Management, Keith Starling will be speaking at the Responsible Finance annual conference. 
Blog | 8 March 2016

One in four charities and one in three social enterprises are involved in the provision of health and social care support.

Blog | 8 March 2016

Today my breakfast was served with a copy of a new report we worked on together with Big Society Capital.

Blog | 7 March 2016

Introducing our new series of blogs exploring the gritty reality of social investment.

Research | 3 March 2016

Building mass participation within social investment can significantly impact communities and individuals. At Big Society Capital, we ultimately want to see millions of people contributing to social change through their own personal finance choices, and thousands of grassroots organisations being able to access the finance they need to support their local communities.